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Proverbs 5 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:1 - My child, be attentive to my wisdom, pay close attention to my understanding,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:2 - in order to safeguard discretion, and that your lips may guard knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:3 - For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey, and her seductive words are smoother than olive oil,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:4 - but in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:5 - Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:6 - Lest she should make level the path leading to life, her paths are unstable but she does not know it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:7 - So now, children, listen to me; do not turn aside from the words I speak.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:8 - Keep yourself far from her, and do not go near the door of her house,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:9 - lest you give your vigor to others and your years to a cruel person,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:10 - lest strangers devour your strength, and your labor benefit another man's house.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:11 - And at the end of your life you will groan when your flesh and your body are wasted away.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:12 - And you will say, "How I hated discipline! My heart spurned reproof!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:13 - For I did not obey my teachers and I did not heed my instructors.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:14 - I almost came to complete ruin in the midst of the whole congregation!"
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:15 - Drink water from your own cistern and running water from your own well.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:16 - Should your springs be dispersed outside, your streams of water in the wide plazas?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:17 - Let them be for yourself alone, and not for strangers with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:18 - May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in your young wife -
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:19 - a loving doe, a graceful deer; may her breasts satisfy you at all times, may you be captivated by her love always.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:20 - But why should you be captivated, my son, by an adulteress, and embrace the bosom of a different woman?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:21 - For the ways of a person are in front of the LORD's eyes, and the LORD weighs all that person's paths.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:22 - The wicked will be captured by his own iniquities, and he will be held by the cords of his own sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:23 - He will die because there was no discipline; because of the greatness of his folly he will reel.

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